Our monthly ABC meeting took place on April 10, at the brand new Chicago Marriott Naperville. Director of Catering Melissa Kross & Catering Sales Manager Kelly Turner, rolled out the red carpet for our group for a wonderful evening of networking, food and of course a tour of this gorgeous hotel. The hotel is chic and modern in a “Mad Men” sort of way and is the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events and cocktail parties. Our group enjoyed a delicious meal of surf and turf followed by individual wedding cakes created by their pastry chef. Tables were decorated with unique floral centerpieces from Andrew’s Garden. The evening was most enjoyed having dinner with fabulous wedding coordinators such as Karolina Warren, Robyn Bruns of Red Letter Event Planning, Sharon McCool of MS Weddings and Events and Diane Mollis of Dream Filled Weddings.
And a very special thank you to our newly appointed ABC Coordinator Jane Skarosi, for allowing us to have a first look of this great hotel.
If you are still looking for some fun and easy Summer wedding ideas then look no further. Enjoy these tips!
Keep it Hot! This year’s color palette is bright & bold. Think Tangerine, Fuschia or Lime for your linens, floral arrangements and favors.
Stay Cool! Share your favorite libation with your guests during Cocktail Hour. Spiked lemonade and iced tea, sangria and bellini’s will keep everyone cool on a hot summer day.
Be Sweet! Think outside the box when it comes to your sweets table. Have your guests make their own S’mores, create their own Blizzards, or simply enjoy a yummy Cake Pop.
Wedding Guide Chicago hosted an amazing networking event at the historic Auditorium Theatre for wedding professionals on March 28, that I was lucky enough to attend. Guests enjoyed various food stations as they arrived on the mezzanine level of the theater including a new England themed station by Catering with Elegance including Lobster Rolls, Lobster Ravioli, and Lobster Bisque, Cork Catering served chicken salad lettuce wraps, and mushroom tarts, just to name a few. As we made our way down to the theatre stage we were treated to delicious food from Rockit Ranch Productions including gazpacho, ceviche, grapes covered in goat cheese and pistachios (a favorite at our table), and a beautiful infused tea display. Luscious Layers Bakery provided yummy sweets including chocolate whoopie pies, peanut butter bars, and cupcakes.
And for the second year in a row, Wedding Guide Chicago announced that their partner charity for 2012, is Wish Upon a Wedding, an organization near and dear to our hearts. Please visit their website to learn more about this amazing organization that grants “wedding wishes” to very special couples.